Elvis Cookies

Elvis CookiesDon’t you hate it when you think you have a great idea only to find out that tons of other people have already though of the exact same thing? That’s pretty much what happened to me with these cookies. You see, I volunteered to bake some cookies for an upcoming Cookies For Kids’ Cancer bake sale and instead of just taking the easy route and making chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies I wanted to come up with something that would encapsulate the ridiculousness that is DudeFoods and put it in cookie form. That’s when I decided to take Elvis’s classic peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich and make a cookie version of it.

As soon as I thought of the idea I headed to Google, and that’s when I discovered, much to my dismay, that there were already Elvis cookie recipes out there. I was curious to see what they’d taste like though, so I changed up one of the recipes I found and made them anyway. If you’re interested in making your own here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:
6 strips bacon
1 egg
1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 bananas
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Start off by cooking the bacon in the oven. When it’s done just chop it up into small pieces, combine it into a bowl with everything else and mix it all up. All you need to do after that is put chunks of your cookie dough on a baking sheet and toss it into the oven for 15 minutes at 350°.

Since the cookies themselves weren’t a truly original idea I decided to do something with them that I didn’t see anywhere online, and that something was an Elvis sandwich with Elvis cookies as the bun! How can you top biting into peanut butter, bacon and banana cookies only to have your taste buds come in contact with even more peanut butter, bacon and banana in between the two cookies? Obviously this is a rhetorical question, because the clear answer is that you can’t top it!

If you’re from Milwaukee and too lazy to make your own Elvis cookies (or if you just want to support a great cause) and you’d like to purchase some I’ll be making a fresh batch for the Milwaukee Cookies For Kids’ Cancer bake sale that’s taking place from 1 – 4pm on Saturday, May 24th at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. There’s also going to be a silent auction with tons of great items, so stop down, enjoy some cookies and a beer and bid on some items! You can get more details by clicking HERE.

8 Comments on Elvis Cookies

  1. Aunt Jenny
    May 12, 2011 at 10:48 am (3 years ago)

    Is there nothing you won’t put bacon on?

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    • Nick
      May 12, 2011 at 10:50 am (3 years ago)

      If there is I still haven’t found it!

      Reply
  2. Peef
    May 12, 2011 at 11:26 am (3 years ago)

    I want that sandwich! I know what cookies I’m gonna buy. :) Thanks for participating and see you next weekend!

    Reply
  3. Kg (@OncUponAFatGirl)
    August 3, 2012 at 1:49 am (2 years ago)

    Made Elvis Cookies for my brothers birthday. Thought he was going to cry. Happy tears of course.

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  4. @KristenZ
    December 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Had a brilliant and (I thought) original idea to make Elvis cookies. And look who’s the second hit on Google.

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  5. @JKLPPNBRG
    May 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Cookies with peanut butter, banana and bacon? No thanks.

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    • Teonnyn
      June 20, 2013 at 11:24 am (1 year ago)

      Refusing to eat green eggs and ham eh?

      Reply
  6. Cheryl
    February 24, 2014 at 11:15 am (8 months ago)

    Could try this:
    Cookie dough layer (recipe above of course), precooked woven bacon layer, banana layer, precooked woven bacon layer, cookie dough layer.
    Bake.
    Use to make Elvis sandwiches.

    Reply

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